picky

adjective \ ˈpi-kē \
|Updated on: 30 May 2018

Definition of picky

pickier; pickiest
: fussy, choosy
  • a picky eater

Examples of picky in a Sentence

  1. a picky cat who would only eat one particular kind of food, and only if it was served in his special dish

  2. she's picky, but she always finds the best quality in fresh meat and fish

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First Known Use of picky

1900

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PICKY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of picky for English Language Learners

  • : very careful or too careful about choosing or accepting things : hard to please


PICKY Defined for Kids

picky

adjective \ ˈpi-kē \

Definition of picky for Students

pickier; pickiest
: hard to please
  • a picky eater


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